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Relocation packages and relocation support

  • February 28, 2022

Relocation packages are granted by an NHS Trust to an overseas Doctor to cover travelling expenses when coming to join their team. Not all trusts will offer such packages, but it is something to check in advance. Agencies such as BDI Resourcing will make you aware of these packages and can sometimes negotiate for them on your behalf. 

Many Internationally trained Doctors have expressed the belief that it is not always the financial support that is most important when relocating to the UK. In fact, it is emotional support and practical guidance that makes all the difference.

Using an agency may be extremely beneficial to some as BDI Resourcing allocate a relocation officer to every doctor to be your expert on hand for relocation advice. We have found that doctors and their families settle into life in the UK better when they have taken advantage of having a relocation officer on hand.

What will an NHS Trust relocation package include?

Relocation packages will vary depending on the Trust and the level of demand for your post. Sometimes Trusts will reimburse you for flights or will sometimes offer a total sum that can be spent on anything you require for your move such as flights, short term accommodation and visas.  In some cases, the Trust will first ask for receipt of such purchases before they are reimbursed.

What sort of help can an agency relocation assistant give?

As mentioned above, when interviewing Doctors that have joined NHS Trusts it is commonly stated that the help of a relocation assistant was far more valuable than the funds offered. Our relocation assistants here at BDI Resourcing are on hand to give personal and tailored help towards your move. Having professional guidance as well as a friend on hand here in the UK will ensure that you are supported 24/7. The help that they can offer can be anything from helping book flights to finding schools for your children. Most of the time such friendships are formed that your relocation assistant will continue to always be at the end of the phone even after commencing your post.

Do I have to pay for a relocation assistant?

A massive benefit of opting to use BDI Resourcing as your agency when finding an NHS position is that you are assigned a relocation assistant FREE OF CHARGE.

It is important to note that this offer is not only extended to those currently working abroad but Doctors who are looking for their second or third role in the NHS will also have access to the same as relocating from one region of the UK to the other can require just as much guidance.

How can we help?

If you would like to speak to our team about NHS opportunities do send your CV to [email protected].

Are you a member of our Facebook group? When you join IMG Advisor, you join a community of doctors all looking to relocate to the UK and join the NHS. We post a series of blogs and vlogs to the group each day. We will also be on hand to answer all of your relocation queries.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel! We have over 60 videos covering everything you need to know about relocating to the UK and joining the NHS.

Listen to BDI Resourcing on the go with IMG Advisor the Podcast! You can listen to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Buzzsprout. We have a number of episodes with tips and advice on relocating to the UK and the routes you can take to achieve this.

Finally, we also have Instagram, so if you are a member, feel free to follow us to view our posts and IGTV: @bdiresourcing


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